The English actor and producer famous as the lead character in the 'Harry Potter' (2001-) movies. In addition, he was remembered for joining the TV show 'Miracle Workers' (2019).
July 23, 1989
Daniel Radcliffe is one of the world’s most recognizable people for his defining role as Hogwarts’ young wizard and ‘the boy who lived’ as the titular protagonist in the ‘Harry Potter’ (2001-) film franchise. He was cast when he was only 11 and starred in the film for 10 years. At 13, he was voted as Person of the Year by Time Kids. After his sensational success, he starred as the antihero in the mystery/action film, ‘Now You See Me 2’ (2016).
Radcliffe has been said to have published several poems as reported by The Guardian. He used the pseudonym Jacob Gershon. Jacob stands for his middle name while Gershon is Yiddish for Gresham, his mother’s maiden name.
Radcliffe was discovered by the producer of Harry Potter films himself, David Heyman, who happened to be at the play where Daniel and his dad, Alan, were performing. Heyman thought the young Radcliffe suited the role perfectly.